I've seen this recipe floating around on a variety of blogs, and finally gave in and tried it. I have a microwave cake recipe that you make in a bowl, but I like this one better; it's more chocolatey. And it looks funnier too.
I was having a rough time last night, so I made this cake (at 10:30 pm!) and ate it all up. And it was good. Today, I showed my sister how to make it. And it is still good. These pictures are of my sister's cake.
Microwave Mug Cake
4 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. cocoa
3 tbsp. milk
3 tbsp. oil
3 tbsp. chocolate chips (optional, but not really. Add them!)
Small splash vanilla
Measure flour, sugar, and cocoa in a large mug. Mix well.
Add egg and mix well.
Add milk and oil and mix well.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla and mix well.
Microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise up over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. All the recipes said to not be alarmed when the cake rose. But my microwave is weird, and I was alarmed anyway as I watched my cake spill over and drip down the sides. But don't worry, a regular microwave won't have this problem. My sister's cake (made in my mom's microwave) rose properly and didn't spill or anything.
Here it is rising in the microwave
Let cake cool briefly, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Then eat it!